Tips For Postnatal Nutrition
Hydration is absolutely key, especially for breastfeeding mothers. 10-15 glasses per day are required to produce enough breast milk but also to quench your thirst. The more fluid you consume the faster your body can regenerate and rebuild.
Oily fish like salmon, sardines or mackerel are all high in Omega 3 fatty acids that can help counter low mood, anxiety and depression. They’re also rich in a fat called DHA which is crucial for your the development of your baby’s nervous system.
Take the appropriate supplements
New mothers should consider taking high quality vitamins and possibly other supplements if breastfeeding. Speak to your doctor or a health care professional for recommendations on food based supplements.
Make yourself happy!
Ultimately you should eat what you fancy, honour your hunger and enjoy it! You’ve cut plenty out of your diet so now it’s time to enjoy eating again!